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Horner: Verstappen understands decision for pit stop

Christian Horner has been explaining the decision to pit Max Verstappen when they did in the Styrian Grand Prix. The Dutchman was initially puzzled with the decision but Horner revealed he now understands the reason why. “I think if we had pitted later, they’d have pitted earlier," Horner explains to GP Blog among others. "So the problem is if they have a faster car [Mercedes] and you only have one car to play with at that point in the race, you need to bank track position or you concede it. We chose to retain track position by pitting and then Bottas was instructed to stay out. “He was obviously instructed to close up to put him in a position for an undercut....
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